2012-2013 Benefactor of the Year: June Rose

2013 was officially the Year of the Rose as the Foundation Board of Directors proudly announced Mrs. June L. Rose as the 2012-13 Benefactor of the Year.

For over 10 years, the Stanley B. and June L. Rose Foundation has provided generous support for fine arts, nursing, business, and athletic programs at Lower Columbia College. The Rose Family has also helped numerous students achieve their higher education goals and move on to even greater success through annual scholarship support.

This solid belief that education is the key to success led June to honor her late husband with a $1 million donation to the Foundation to support the College's efforts to build a fine arts center. The Rose Center for the Arts features a 500-seat auditorium, rehearsal hall, art gallery, theatre, lecture hall, classrooms, faculty offices and expansive lobby. Fir and cherry wood paneling enhance the aesthetics and acoustics, along with state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting.

“The LCC campus is a reflection of the values held by our local community. June Rose helped create a lasting legacy that will ensure arts, music, and nursing education will be available for our students well into the future.” — LCC Foundation President Bob Beal. “

Mrs. Rose was honored at a Foundation Gala event in May, 2013. As part of this honor the Foundation dedicated two endowed scholarships in her name for nursing and music students to ensure her legacy of student support and success lives on.


June (Leeder) Rose

Beloved mother and grandmother June Rose, 94, of Longview, passed away July 17, 2018, at home.

The Daily News | August 11, 2018

June Rose

June Rose

Honored her late husband with a $1 million donation to support the College's effort to build a fine arts center.

About Benefactors

Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the college. Most notably, contributions from honorees have had major impacts on the college, its programs, students, or the community.

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